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What's the relation between half-twists, star structures and bar involutions on Hopf algebras?

A star structure on a Hopf algebra is an antilinear antiautomorphism squaring to 1 and satisfying some further axioms. A Hopf algebra with a star structure is then a star algebra and a Hopf algebra in ...
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Comodules of Cosemisimple Hopf Algebras

A cosemisimple Hopf algebra is one which is the sum of its cosimple sub-cobalgebras. Is it clear that a comodule of a cosemisimple Hopf algebra always decomposes into irreducible parts? Moreover, will ...
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Try to understand the relation between Poisson Lie groups and Lie bialgebras

I am trying to understand the relation between Poisson Lie groups and Lie bialgebras. In the book Lectures on quantum groups, Page 20, Theorem 22 says that given a Poisson Lie group, we can construct ...
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Recover Poisson bracket on $C[G]$ using the Lie cobracket $\delta: g \to \Lambda^2 g$

By a theorem of Drinfeld, there is a one to one correspondence between Lie bialgebras and Poisson Lie groups. Therefore given a Lie cobracket $\delta: g \to \Lambda^2 g$, there is a Poisson bracket on ...
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When are the braid relations in a quasitriangular Hopf algebra equivalent?

Quasitriangular Hopf algebras have to satisfy, amongst other conditions, the following equations: $$(\Delta \otimes \mathrm{id}) (R) = R_{13} R_{23}$$ $$(\mathrm{id} \otimes \Delta) (R) = R_{13} ...
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Deformation of a Hopf algebra

A deformation of a Hopf algebra is defined as follows. On page 171 of the book a guide to quantum groups, Remark 2, it is said that Any deformation of a Hopf algebra $A$ as a bialgebra is ...
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How to obtain an quantization of the algebra of functions of a given space?

My question is inspired by quantum spheres and quantum projective spaces (studied by Dijkhuizen & Noumi, Vaksman & Soibelman, etc., i.e. "A FAMILY OF QUANTUM PROJECTIVE SPACES AND RELATED ...
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Is the antipode anti-bracketed?

In the book Algebras of Functions on Quantum Groups: Part I, Remark 3.1.4, we have the following result. Let $A$ be a Poisson Hopf algebra. That is, $A$ is both a Hopf algebra and a Poisson algebra ...
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Computing in quantum groups

I'd be interested in doing some computations in quantum groups $ U_q(\mathfrak g)$ that are conceptually simple (``is this element 0"?, and $\mathfrak g = sl_5$), but are somewhat lengthy to do by ...
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The Quantum Group ${\cal O}_q(SL(n))$, for $q>1$

For the quantum group ${\cal O}_q(SL(n))$, $q\in \mathbb{R}$, I have read, without a proof, that for $p>1$, there exists a $q\in (0,1)$ such that $$ {\cal O}_p(SL(n)) \simeq {\cal O}_q(SL(n)). $$ ...
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How to compute $t_0$ and $r^0$ in Belavin-Drinfeld's classification of solutions of classical Yang-Baxter equations?

I tried to understand Belavin-Drinfeld's classification of solutions of classical Yang-Baxter equations. In the book a guide to quantum groups, on page 83, there is an example of solutions of the ...
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Constant solution of the CYBE

I am learing how to solve the system of equations \begin{align} r_{12}+r_{21}=t,\ [[r,r]]=0, \end{align} where $t$ is the Casimir element of $g\otimes g$ corresponding to a non-degenerate invariant ...
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The Jacobi identity of a Lie algebra?

Let $g$ be a finite dimensional real Lie algebra and $(,)$ be a nondegenerate invariant symmetric bilinear form on $g$. Let $r\in g\bigotimes g$ be a skew-symmetric solution of the MCYBE. We may ...
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Definition of a cosemisimple Hopf algebra

A cosemisimple Hopf algebra is usually defined to a Hopf algebra which is the sum of its cosimple subcoalgebras. Does this definition assume that each cosimple subcoalgebra appears only once in the ...
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How to value $\Omega$ in T-system for twisted quantum affine algebras?

Let us proceed to the unrestricted T-systems. Choose $h\in {\mathbb{C}\backslash 2\pi \sqrt{-1} \mathbb{Q}}$ arbitrarily. The unrestricted T-system for $U_{q}(X_{N}^{(\mathfrak{k})})$ is the following ...
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Modular double of elliptic quantum group

By studying dynamical quantum Yang-Baxter equations and corresponding $RLL$ relations, Felder defined an elliptic version of quantum group $E_{\tau, \eta}(sl_2)$, which can be understood as ...
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The coxeter number condtion in the quantum Lusztig conjecture

This is a question about the second point in Geordie Williamson's answer in What to do now that Lusztig's and James' conjectures have been shown to be false? , which says that the Lusztig ...
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A left inverse for the comultiplication on a Hopf von Neumann algebra

Edit: incorrect claim at end of earlier version; thanks to Matthew Daws for pointing this out in comments. $\newcommand{\cM}{{\mathcal M}}\newcommand{\stp}{{\overline{\otimes}}}$The following ...
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Quantum group representations from (convolution) matrix units?

Let $A=F(\mathbb{G})$ be the algebra of functions on a finite quantum group with a Haar state $$h=:\int_\mathbb{G}:F(\mathbb{G})\rightarrow \mathbb{C}.$$ There is a convolution product on ...
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The Irreducible Representations of the Sekine Quantum Groups

Here Y. Sekine introduces a one-parameter family of finite quantum groups of dimension $2n^2$. Let $n\geq 3$ be fixed and $\zeta=e^{2\pi i/n}$. Set ...
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The convolution on a semisimple finite quantum groupoid

Let $\mathbb{A}$ be a finite dim. weak Hopf $C^*$-algebra (or semisimple finite quantum groupoid) and $\hat{\mathbb{A}}$ its dual. Let the Fourier transform $\mathcal{F}: \mathbb{A} \to ...
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Understanding “Decategorified” symplectic Khovanov homology

In http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0405089 Seidel and Smith constructed a link invariant using Lagrangian Floer theory that was conjectured to be equivalent to Khovanov homology. The equivalence was ...
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The quantum group SUq(n) as von Neumann algebra

i have a question about a "presentation" of the quantum $SU(n)$. Here presentation means the following. Let $(M,\Delta)$ be a quantum group in the sense of Kustermanns and Vaes. One can show that the ...
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Quantum Groups and quantum spaces - From algebra to Analysis

My question will be about the non-standard quantum projective space $\mathcal{A}_q(\mathbb{CP}^n(c,d))$ introduced by Dijkhuizen and Noumi. I want to see this algebra now on a von Neumann algebraic ...
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An equation about the Lie bialgebra of a Poisson-Lie group

Let $w^{R}: G \rightarrow \mathfrak{g}\otimes \mathfrak{g}$ be the right translate of the Poisson bivector $w$ of $G$ to the identity, and let $\delta : \mathfrak{g}\rightarrow \mathfrak{g} \otimes ...
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Why hasn't anyone proved that the two standard approaches to quantizing Chern-Simons theory are equivalent?

The two standard approaches to the quantization of Chern-Simons theory are geometric quantization of character varieties, and quantum groups plus skein theory. These two approaches were both first ...
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Projective modules over quantum groups

My question is short: How can one calculate $\operatorname{Tor}_{U_q(\mathfrak g)}(k,k)$? ($k$ is the ground field of characteristic zero). If we had a regular universal enveloping algebra ...
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Why should affine lie algebras and quantum groups have equivalent representation theories?

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a simple lie algebra over $\mathbb{C}$ and let $\hat{\mathfrak{g}}$ be the Kac-Moody algebra obtained as the canonical central extension of the algebraic loop algebra ...
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Classifications of Lie bialgebras

What is the current status of the classifications of Lie bialgebras? In particular, has the following problem been solved? Let $gl_n$ be the general linear Lie algebra. Classify all Lie cobrackets ...
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Are all the Lie bialgebra structure on $sl_n$ coboundary?

In the case of $sl_2$, there are three Lie bialgebra structures. We have three cobrackets $\delta: sl_2 \to \Lambda^2 sl_2$. Each $\delta$ can be written as $\delta=d r$ for some matrix $r$. Therefore ...
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Low-dimensional classical r-matrices

Let $g= gl_2$. Suppose that $r \in g \otimes g$ satisfies the following properties: (1) $r_{12} + r_{21} \in g \otimes g$ is $g$-invariant, $r_{12} = r$, $r_{21} = \tau \ r_{12}$. (2) $[r_{12}, ...
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Classifying Low Dimensional Solutions of the Yang--Baxter Equation

What is the present situation with classifying solutions of the Yang--Baxter equation in low dimensions? To make my question more specific, have all solutions for dimension $2$ and $3$ been ...
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Can the ribbon category of f.d. reps of $\mathcal{U}_q(\mathfrak{sl}(2))$ be modified so the twist is trivial on the vector representation?

Consider the ribbon category of finite-dimensional representations of $\mathcal{U}_q(\mathfrak{sl}(2))$, with twist $\theta$. If $V$ is the vector representation, then $\theta_V$ is multiplication by ...
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Why are quantum groups so called?

I've recently been to a seminar on quantum matrices. In particular the speaker introduced these objects as the coordinate ring of $2$ by $2$ matrices modulo some odd looking relations (see start of ...
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Center of quantum affine algebras

Are there some references about the center of quantum affine algebras? I searched on google and only find the paper. In particular, what is the center of $U_q(\widehat{\mathfrak{sl}_2})$. Thank you ...
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How to make a premodular category a modular tensor category?

A premodular category (also called ribbon fusion category) is roughly speaking a tensor category where fusion and braiding of the objects are defined. With an extra nondegeneracy condition for the ...
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Cosemi-simple FRT Hopf Algebras

This question is a somewhere similar variation on an old question of mine. Given an FRT-algebra, which is to say, roughly, that it can be constructed from an R-matrix in the Yang--Baxter sense (see ...
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Questions about Sklyanin bracket

For every classical r-matrix $r$, there is a Poisson bracket called Sklyanin bracket associated to $r$. It is defined in (3.3) of page 5 in (http://arxiv.org/pdf/1101.0015v2.pdf) as follows. ...
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Relation between quantum affine algebras and W-algebras

In the paper, there is a concept $qq$-characters for W-algebras $W_{q_1,q_2}$. The usual $q$-character is defined for quantum affine algebra in the paper. A $q$-character can be obtained from a ...
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Representations of the algebra of odd quantum spheres

I read the article by Dijkhuizen and Noumi (http://arxiv.org/pdf/q-alg/9605017v1.pdf). Here they describe in section $4$ what the algebra of functions on the total space of a family of quantum ...
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Where does the canonical basis differ from the KLR basis?

The question implicitly asked in Ben Webster's question is: Does the canonical basis of Uq(n+) agree with the basis coming from categorification via Khovanov-Lauda-Rouqier algebras? Thanks to ...
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Is the representation category of quantum groups at root of unity visibly unitary?

Let $\mathfrak g$ be a simple Lie algebra. By taking the specialization at $q^\ell=1$ of a certain integral version¹ of the quantum group $U_q(\mathfrak g)$, and by considering a certain quotient ...
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Brauer-Picard for a fusion category coming from a quantum group

In Fusion Categories and Homotopy Theory, ENO attatch a 3-groupoid to a fusion category. In the case of A graded vector spaces they further compute it's truncation as an orthogonal group $O(A ...
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$U_q(\mathfrak{sl}_2)$ representations of “quantum dimension” zero

I'm reading up on quantum groups and their applications and I've come across a question I just can't find an answer to. I know about the basic representation theory of $U_q(\mathfrak{sl}_2)$ and I ...
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What are the explicit expressions of quantum Casimir elements for $U_q(sl_3)$ and $U_q(sl_4)$?

What are the explicit expressions of quantum Casimir elements for $U_q(sl_3)$ and $U_q(sl_4)$ in terms of $E_1, E_2, F_1, F_2, K_1, K_2, K_1^{-1}, K_2^{-1}$? Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Center of $U_q(sl_3)$ and $U_q(sl_4)$

In the book a guide to quantum groups, page 285, the center of $U_q(g)$ is described in Theorem 9.1.6. The center of $U_q(sl_2)$ is computed explicitly in Example 9.1.7. I tried to compute the center ...
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What are the applications of the depth 2 reduction to the subfactors theory?

Let $(N \subset M)$ be an irreducible finite depth ($>2$) finite index inclusion of hyperfinite ${\rm II}_1$ factors, then for $n$ sufficiently large the subfactor $(N \subset M_n)$ is depth $2$ ...
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Number of cluster variables

In the paper cluster algebras and quantum affine algebras, Section 13.5, it is said that when $\mathfrak{g}$ is of type $A_2$ and $\ell=2$, then the corresponding cluster algebra $\mathscr{A}_2$ for ...
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Compact Quantum Groups and FRT-Algebras

As is well known, every compact quantum group in the sense of Woronowicz has a dense Hopf $*$-sub-algebra. For the case of $q-SU(n)$ (among others) this Hopf $*$-sub-algebra is an FRT-algebra, which ...
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Intuition behind the definition of quantum groups

Being far from the field of quantum groups, I have nevertheless made in the past several (unsuccessful) attempts to understand their definition and basic properties. The goal of this post is to try to ...